1.1 million passengers a day use Brussels public transport
The Brussels transport network (STIB) transported over 401 million people in 2017, a record and its strongest growth recorded in ten years.
On 22 March 2016, Brussels was struck by terrorist attacks that focused on the Maelbeek metro station. These dramatic events led to a reduction in the number of people using the network. But this dark period now seems to be behind us. The Brussels transport network (STIB) transported over 401 million people in 2017, a record and its strongest growth recorded in ten years. Not only has the post-traumatic period been overcome as evidenced by the results, up 8% (31.5 million) over 2016, but the increase also resumes in relation to previous years.
Every day, the capital's trams, buses and metro transport over 1.1 million people. This number is also explained by the traffic and parking difficulties in the capital. According to Brieu de Meeûs, the Director General of STIB, "These figures confirm that people are increasingly using public transport, not because they have to, but because it is a good mobility solution, an efficient solution."